Friday, January 18, 2013

Open Source BI Considerations and Implications - Checklist and Guide - Lyndsay Wise

Are you curious about Open Source BI?  Most of us recognize the prevalence of open source tools like Apache, Linux, and MySQL in our data centers.  But many of us are also just beginning to consider the possibilities for open source business intelligence tools. 

We cordially invite you to attend the upcoming TDWI Minneapolis Chapter meeting on March 12, 2013. The theme of the March meeting is Open Source BI Considerations and Implications – Checklist and GuideThe meeting features another well-known and influential industry thought leader, Lyndsay Wise, who we welcome to the Twin Cities for an insightful presentation.  
This is a great topic for data warehouse and business intelligence managers, IT leaders directors, project managers, architects, sponsors, developers and analysts who wish to understand the implications of open source BI.  Join us as we explore this forward-looking topic. 

 (See Abstract Below).   

Learn these agile approaches from Lyndsay Wise, meet other local professionals, swap business cards, share ideas, and exchange technical and career advice while listening to a quality presentation in a vendor-neutral setting, which is the hallmark of TDWI education. Our meeting agenda is below.  

Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Travelers 
385 Washington St.
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Phone: 651.310.7911

The meeting will be held in the Jackson Room of the South Building.

Parking in the Travelers Visitors Parking ramp is NOT available to attendees.  Two other parking options are:
1. Smith Ave. Ramp - 145 Smith Avenue between 5th street and Kellogg.
2. Seven Corners Lot (surface lot) just opposite the Smith Ave Ramp.

Directions please click here.

We are pleased that the Travelers will host our June meeting.  Preregistration will facilitate your entry to the meeting.


8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Networking and Registration
8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Introduction and Chapter Business
8:45 – 9:30 a.m.
Open Source BI Considerations and Implications – Checklist and Guide – Lyndsay Wise


Many considerations exist when looking at whether to adopt open source BI as your BI platform or as a supplementary solution within a broader BI infrastructure. By taking a step back and looking at infrastructure, business, and technical requirements, your organization will be better armed to make the right BI choices - whether open source or not.

The checklist is from her book, with an excerpt found on the Information-Management web site. 
9:30 – 10:0 a.m.
Break and Networking
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Open Source BI Considerations and Implications – Checklist and Guide – Lyndsay Wise  Part II
11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Q&A - discussion
11:30 - 12:45 p.m.
Closing Comments & Wrap-Up
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Lyndsay Wise Bio

Lyndsay Wise is the president and founder of WiseAnalytics. Lyndsay has ten years of IT experience in business systems analysis, software selection, and implementation of enterprise applications. She provides consulting services for small and mid-sized companies and conducts research into leading technologies, market trends, BI products and vendors, mid-market needs, and data visualization.

Please note that TDWI membership, while encouraged, is not required to attend this TDWI Minneapolis  meeting. If you value the information and networking opportunities you experience at TDWI Chapter events, you can further empower your career by becoming a TDWI Member. TDWI Membership arms you with a powerful, comprehensive, and constantly growing selection of industry research, news, online content, and peer networking opportunities developed exclusively for Members. TDWI Members also receive discounts on TDWI conferences, seminars, and CBIP exams.
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